Von Miller is sweet buddies with Odell Beckham Jr., which is one cause why the Broncos star linebacker was particularly wanting ahead to his recreation Sunday towards the Giants in Denver.
“We had this recreation circled a very long time in the past,’’ Miller stated Wednesday on a convention name. “This was a recreation that I used to be wanting ahead to enjoying in. I needed to play. That is my first time enjoying towards ‘O’ and the Giants, so I used to be wanting ahead to it. This was the sport. That’s how it’s when life occurs.’’
Life definitely occurred to Beckham, as he had surgical procedure this week to restore a fractured left ankle and is on season-ending injured reserve.
“I talked to him and it’s only a robust state of affairs,’’ stated Miller, who spends time with Beckham within the offseason. “Each elite participant within the Nationwide Soccer League has to beat some sort of damage a few times of their profession. The kind of person who Odell is — I do know him personally, so I do know that he’s going to return again even stronger and higher.’’
The Giants practiced Wednesday with out 9 starters. Beckham and Brandon Marshall are finished for the season, as is Dwayne Harris, their punt and kickoff returner.
That is shaping as much as be a battered defensive unit. Security Landon Collins (ankle), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) and LB Jonathan Casillas (neck) all sat out. Collins and Casillas have been harm within the loss to the Chargers, and Vernon didn’t play, lacking the primary recreation of his NFL profession after enjoying in eighty four consecutive video games.
“I’ll be prepared Sunday,’’ Collins stated. “I performed by way of it all through the sport, was fairly sore afterwards however feeling nice daily. I’ve been via a pair ankle accidents since school so I do know what I’m going by way of.’’
As anticipated, WR Sterling Shepard was not seen at apply. He’s coping with a sprained ankle that may certainly maintain him out Sunday. … Additionally not collaborating in follow have been middle Weston Richburg (concussion) and RB Paul Perkins (ribs).
With the Giants winless by means of 5 video games and enjoying the ultimate eleven video games with out Beckham and Marshall, it’s time to venture what they could do in the event that they get a prime-5 decide within the 2018 draft. In response to Bovada, the chances are 2-1 they take a quarterback within the first spherical and 1-three they don’t.